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Old 02-28-2007
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Vista Command Line
I am running the final release version of Vista as a regular user (not
admin). In Explorer I see a folder with the path c:\Users\Me\Documents where
I have stored all of my documents. However, when I open a command prompt and
cd c:\Users\Me\Documents the folder cannot be found. What gives?

In C:\Users\Me dir /A:H produces the following line:

02/18/2007 06:41 PM My Documents [C:\Users\Me\Documents]

Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2007
Knight17
 

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try rhis
Try to do it this way :

c:
cd users
cd me
cd documents

May be that will work.

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Old 02-28-2007
Max Norris
 

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Re: Vista Command Line
Hmm it *should* work as you were doing it. (Working just fine for me, non
admin using "cd \users\username\documents")

Are you able to open it in a command prompt via explorer? That is, find
your documents folder, shift-rightclick and hit "Open Command Window Here"?

Don't try and use "My Documents" too, that's a new feature called a Junction
for compatibility with pre-Vista apps that are looking for specific
locations. A good writeup of it is at
http://windowsconnected.com/blogs/jo...on-Points.aspx


"rshol" <rshol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am running the final release version of Vista as a regular user (not
> admin). In Explorer I see a folder with the path c:\Users\Me\Documents
> where
> I have stored all of my documents. However, when I open a command prompt
> and
> cd c:\Users\Me\Documents the folder cannot be found. What gives?
>
> In C:\Users\Me dir /A:H produces the following line:
>
> 02/18/2007 06:41 PM My Documents [C:\Users\Me\Documents]
>
> Thanks.


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Old 02-28-2007
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Re: Vista Command Line
I think I have found out that the Green ~\Documents folder is some sort of
special folder that is just a pointer to the actual Yellow ~\Documents folder
that is the real place where the documents are stored. What's up with that?
I'm coming at this from Linux and I must say the guys at Microsoft must stay
up late at nights figuring out ways to make things hard to do from the
command prompt.
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